Duke of Saint-Simon

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Duke of Saint-Simon (French: duc de Saint-Simon) was a title of French nobility in the Peerage of France that was granted in 1635 to Claude de Rouvroy, comte de Rasse.[1] The title's name refers to the seigneury that was held by the Rouvroy family at Saint-Simon in Aisne.

Dukedom of Saint-Simon
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Creation date1635
MonarchLouis XIII
PeeragePeerage of France
First holderClaude de Rouvroy
Last holderLouis de Rouvroy
Extinction date1755

The dukedom passed from father to son in 1693. The second and last holder of the title, Louis de Rouvroy, has been immortalized as one of the greatest memoirists in European history.[2]

The second duke's two sons both predeceased him, making the French dukedom extinct in 1755. However, the second duke had been given a Spanish dukedom when he was ambassador there, which could be inherited through the female line, and descendants continued to use this title until the 19th century.

Dukes of Saint-Simon (1635)Edit

From To Duke of Saint-Simon
1635 1693 Claude de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon (1607–1693)
1693 1755 Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon (1675–1755)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jean Baptiste Courcelles (1827), Histoire généalogique et héraldique des pairs de France (in French), p. 222.
  2. ^ Société héraldique et généalogique de France (1882), Bulletin (in French), p. 391.

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